When it comes to the holiday of love, it’s the females that get all of the attention, usually. This Valentine’s Day, we are suggesting something preposterous, spoiling the males! Easier said than done, though, right?
Gift giving opportunities are generally focused on women because more often than not, women are a bit easier to give to. Gifts, experiences, food, love notes, nearly any act of love goes over well with women.
We do not participate in beer snobbery of any sort, but rather just love to drink the stuff, have a particular fondness for Vermont varietals, and are hoping to brighten your day by talking about all things Vermont beer!
Given some serious thought, the idea of planning, cooking, cleaning, and hosting a holiday meal at home might sound a tad exhausting. Of course, it’s wonderful to be surrounded by friends and family during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean that you have to cook every single year. This could be your year off, because, believe it or not, there are alternatives!
The holidays are nearly upon us and life is filled with glittering decorations, endless parties, and the tantalizing smell of holiday cooking. Or is it? Is the art of cooking fading into the past as it becomes ever-easier and convenient to pop into the grocery store or the local bakery? We hope not, but time is always of the essence in our fast-paced society.
Getting cozy with your friends and family is what the holiday season is all about. Cold weather is truly just an excuse to spend more time inside chatting, dining, and laughing! Oh, and let’s not forget – drinking!
Have you ever taken a getaway to satisfy your taste buds? Many of us plan getaways to tropical beach resorts to relax, or to exotic jungles for discovery and adventure. Most vacations serve our physical bodies and delight our eyes. The cuisine is always a part of a vacation, but what if you could plan a getaway focused on it?
Looking back in time, is there a particular hotel that stands out in your mind? Whether traveling for leisure or business, a hotel plays a crucial role in being one’s home away from one. When the experience transcends ordinary and becomes extraordinary, the memory lasts.
Why is it that butternut squash bisque is served all Fall long, while fresh arugula salad with goat cheese can be ordered in the Spring? A great deal of thought, care, and insight goes into the curating of each season’s menu in a given restaurant. To get a better idea of exactly what goes into this process, we’ve asked Chef Brandy, head sous chef at Junction Restaurant, one of the most renowned and season-focused restaurants in Vermont.
Freshly baked bread, farm fresh cheeses, and handmade goods are just three reasons why farmer’s markets are such enjoyable events.
Perhaps it also has to do with the fact that gathering the community together to buy and sell goods has been the way of communities for centuries past, it’s a tradition, a cultural event. Before the age of technology and the instant ability to communicate, farmers market’s were the place to socialize, catch up on community happenings and gossip. Though we longer need farmers market’s to catch up on the news, we need them for a very crucial reason!
There’s never a time of year when cocktails are out of season, but it’s safe to say that summertime inspires even the most moderate cocktail drinkers to indulge more often. Instead of sipping on a cocktail to warm the spirit in the cold months, or to wash away the memories of a tough day at work, summertime sipping is more about enjoying the vibrancy of life.